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16 July 2014

Save the Children report calls on govts. & businesses to tackle tax evasion to prevent child mortality

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4 July 2014

Liberia: Protest against ArcelorMittal's operations - some say company has not compensated locals for lost crops

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17 June 2014

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil visits Liberia

Author: New Dawn (Liberia)

...[T]he Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil [RSPO], [was] recently [in Liberia]...to discuss Golden Veroleum operations...[with affected communities]...[R]esidents told...RSPO that at the beginning of GVL operations...there was a clear lack of...

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22 May 2014

Efficient Logistics denies tax evasion [Liberia]

Author: Alloycious David, The News (Liberia)

Efficient Logistics Services has denied that it is evading taxes...[T]he House of Representatives'...[had] alleged that the car rental company is bent on evading government taxes. However, the company has clarified that it is up to date on its taxes...

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30 April 2014

Liberia: Nimba youth stage protest calling for renegotiation of ArcelorMittal's mineral development agreement alleging failure by company to implement social provisions

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30 April 2014

Nimba Youth Block ArcelorMittal’s Railroad [Liberia]

Author: Ishmael F. Menkor, Daily Observer (Liberia)

A group of Nimba youth...[who are] [c]alling for [the] [r]e-signing and [r]enegotiation of the Arcelor Mittal Mineral Development Agreement (MDA)...with the Government of Liberia...blocked ArcelorMittal’s railroad...There was no damage...to the...

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22 April 2014

Palm oil industry struggles to build trust in rights pledges

Author: Megan Rowling, Thomson Reuters Foundation

James Mulbah is part of the community affairs team at Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL)...whose...job is to persuade local people to let the company plant oil palm on the land where they have subsisted for generations. It's a...process, requiring.....

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12 April 2014

Is the World Bank enabling agribusiness land grabs?

Author: Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute, in Al Jazeera

...[World Bank's] approach to land rights in the developing world undermines its very mandate to fight poverty - by putting the interests of foreign investors and corporations before those of locals...The World Bank and its rich-country funders must...

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8 April 2014

Global Policy Forum report on UN use of private military & security companies allegedly involved in human rights abuses

Global Policy Forum reports on UN use of private military & security companies allegedly involved in human rights abuses; responses by Askar Security, Delta Protection & G4S.

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1 April 2014

On the Horizon - A practical bulletin on what is ahead in the field of business & human rights [PDF]

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[This issue covers activities from, about, or taking place in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, China, Cambodia, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Kenya, Liberia, Myanmar, Malawi, Palestine, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone,...

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